This study proposes a new diagnostic tool for automatically extracting discriminative features and detecting temporomandibular joint disc displacement (TMJDD) accurately with artificial intelligence. We analyzed the structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of 52 patients with TMJDD and 32 healthy controls. The data were split into training and test sets, and only the training sets were used for model construction. U-net was trained with 100 sagittal MRI images of the TMJ to detect the joint cavity between the temporal bone and the mandibular condyle, which was used as the region of interest, and classify the images into binary categories using four convolutional neural networks: InceptionResNetV2, InceptionV3, DenseNet169, and VGG16. The best models were InceptionV3 and DenseNet169; the results of InceptionV3 for recall, precision, accuracy, and F1 score were 1, 0.81, 0.85, and 0.9, respectively, and the corresponding results of DenseNet169 were 0.92, 0.86, 0.85, and 0.89, respectively. Automated detection of TMJDD from sagittal MRI images is a promising technique that involves using deep learning neural networks. It can be used to support clinicians in diagnosing patients as having TMJDD.
- Deep learning
- Diagnosis, computer-assisted
- Image interpretation, computer-assisted
- Pattern recognition, automated
- Spatial analysis
- Temporomandibular joint disc